Scholarships

Eastern Gateway Community College offers a limited number of scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and personal achievement. Financial need is considered as an underlying factor. Applications for scholarship are taken each spring through March 1 (unless an earlier date is specified by the donor) for the following academic year. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office. The college will not discriminate in the administration of these programs against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or handicap. Click here to create your own scholarship.

Alumni Scholarship

Four scholarships will be offered to full-time Eastern Gateway Community College students who are in the last year of study. It is based upon student involvement, academic performance, and financial need. 

American Electric Power (AEP) Scholarship

EGCC students pursuing a major pertaining to the electric industry are eligible. Applicants must be an AEP Ohio customer or son or daughter of such customer with a primary residence served by AEP Ohio. They must be receiving service at the time of the scholarship award. Must be enrolled for the purpose of earning an associate degree or formal certificate. Applicants must have attained a high school (or college attended) GPA of at least 2.75 or the GED equivalent. Total household income must be 200% of poverty level. Recipient must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75 each semester or forfeit the scholarship award. 

Douglas and Betty Applegate Public Service Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a Jefferson County resident with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better who has completed at least 12 semester credit hours of coursework at EGCC. The student should be pursuing a degree in the field of political science, government or public administration. A student who is enrolled in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program who intends to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields would be eligible to apply. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to retain eligibility. 

Bergholz Community Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Bergholz Community Foundation in 2005. The foundation’s goal is to assist residents of the Edison Local School District pursuing an associate degree or certificate. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA or above in high school or previous college work. The scholarship fund will be an endowed, restricted fund in which the interest income only shall be distributed for scholarship use.  

Civic Service League of Steubenville Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any Jefferson County resident who is enrolled full time or part time at Eastern Gateway Community College. The scholarship is available to new or continuing students and there is no minimum number of credit hours required for eligibility. The recipient will be required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average in order to continue receiving the scholarship for the second semester. The scholarship recipient must demonstrate outstanding scholarship. t

Rev. George Crenshaw Scholarship

The Rev. George Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in memory of the Rev. George Crenshaw by family and friends. It is an endowed, restricted scholarship fund in which the interest income only will be distributed to needy and worthy full- or part-time students from Jefferson County. The scholarship is designed to assist students pursuing an associate degree or certificate at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Arthur J. D’Anniballe Scholarship

Founding member of the college, Arthur J. D’Anniballe established this scholarship in 2006. He served on the Board of Trustees for 25 years, 15 of those years as chairman. He is also a founding board member of the EGCC Foundation Inc., on which he continues to serve. His goal is to assist local residents who are pursuing an associate degree or certificate. Recipient must be a graduate of Steubenville or Catholic Central High School. The student must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or at EGCC and be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours. The scholarship fund will be an endowed, restricted fund in which the interest income only shall be distributed for scholarship use. The scholarship amount will be determined each year based on the estimated amount of the interest income. Students must first apply for all available federal and state funding. If an applicant has received financial aid to cover all costs, the student would be ineligible for the scholarship.

Defenbaugh Scholarship

This scholarship is for second-year students who have completed 30 credit hours and are enrolled on a full-time basis, working toward an associate degree. The scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees at the college. 

Mr. & Mrs. John Di Loreto & Connor Meeks Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college work and have attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and must reside within the Edison Local School District.  The money will be directly applied toward the payment of tuition and fees. Any funds remaining will be put on a charge account at the college bookstore for the student to use towards the purchase of required books and supplies. Recipient must enroll on at least a half-time basis (6 or more credit hours). 

Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is to assist non-traditional students who are ineligible to receive financial assistance. Student must reside in Ohio or Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio or Wetzel counties in West Virginia. Students must apply for all assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. 

Eastern Gateway Community College Leadership Book Stipend

Any student attending or planning to attend EGCC may apply for a book stipend for the first year (two semesters) at the college. The applicants must be a full-time student with at least 12 credit hours per semester and possess the following leadership skills: demonstrate leadership activities in high school or community service organizations, must join and take a leadership role in Student Senate upon acceptance at EGCC, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The stipend will pay for book charges of the student’s first semester and will not exceed $500 per semester. The second stipend is contingent on how well the participant has fulfilled his/her commitment. The student activities coordinator has application forms.

Eastern Gateway Community College Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the staff and faculty at EGCC. The recipient must be pursing an associate or certificate degree, must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.  

Eastern Gateway Community College Second Chance Scholarship

The Second Chance Scholarship was established by EGCC to aid students who have been determined ineligible to receive federal and/or state financial aid because of their previous academic record. The scholarship is designed to assist students pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the college.  

Eastern Gateway Community College Transfer Scholarship

Awarded to an EGCC student who is transferring (and accepted) to another accredited college or university for a bachelor’s degree program of any major. Student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA from EGCC. Applicants must have successfully completed two semesters as a full-time student at EGCC before transferring.  

Edith Forester Scholarship

The memorial scholarship is for a full- or part-time student accepted in the Practical Nursing Program. Applicants must be Jefferson County residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have a high school transcript on file. All federal and state aid must be used first to cover costs. 

Nina Gentile Scholarship

The Nina Gentile Scholarship was established in 2002 by Tony Gentile to honor his wife, Nina. The Gentiles’ goal is to assist residents of Jefferson County pursuing an associate degree or certificate in higher education at EGCC. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman each academic year. The scholarship is for full- or part-time students.

Thomas George Scholarship

The Thomas George Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edison High School. First priority is given to any “heirs at law” of Thomas George. If no George heir applies or is eligible, the recipient may be any other graduate. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The recipient will be selected by officials at Edison High School. This award is for a full- or part-time student.

Hart Scholarship

The Thomas R. and Beth Hart Scholarship was established in 2003. Mr. Hart retired from Jefferson Technical College in 1990 as an associate professor in business technologies. The accounting program was Mr. Hart’s interest and specialty. The Harts’ goal is to assist residents of Jefferson County pursuing an associate degree in accounting technology at EGCC. The scholarship will award a $300 scholarship to an accounting student in his/her last semester of the accounting degree program providing adequate funding is available. Full- and part-time students may apply. 

Hess Scholarship

Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company, has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation to assist displaced workers and other students to pursue higher education at EGCC. Successful candidates must be enrolled full or part time. Students must reside in Jefferson, Harrison or Belmont counties and must be pursing degrees or certificates in programs that relate to the energy field or support the local community may apply for the scholarship. Example of programs include natural gas technology, welding, environmental science, instrumentation and control, nursing, accounting, business management and emergency medical services among others. 

Jefferson County Academic Scholarship

An academic scholarship is offered to a member of the senior class from every high school in Jefferson County to attend Eastern Gateway Community College full time. Eligibility criteria are high school class rank and overall quality point average. Applications are available through the high school guidance office. The scholarship will cover four semesters of tuition, fees, and the cost for necessary books and supplies per semester. Students who are awarded this scholarship must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in each semester of attendance at EGCC. This scholarship is supported by the Jefferson County 1 mill levy.

Samuel and Grace H. Johnston Scholarships

The Samuel and Grace H. Johnston Scholarship is a memorial scholarship established by the late Samuel and Grace H. Johnston. Samuel Johnston was a trustee emeritus of Eastern Gateway Community College. Applicants must be working toward an associate degree and enrolled on a full-time basis in the engineering or computer science programs at the college. The student must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 if matriculating from high school or EGCC. Priority for these scholarships will be given to incoming first-year students. 

McClellan Trust Fund

The trust fund is a memorial established by the late Mrs. Lavina McClellan in memory of herself and her husband, the late F. Fred McClellan. Up to three recipients may be selected per year. Student must have a 2.75 GPA or above. Three recipients pursuing an associate degree or certificate with demonstrated financial aid need will be selected. 

Nick A. Mougianis Memorial Scholarship

The Nick A. Mougianis Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Mougianis who served on the EGCC Board of Trustees for 15 years and who served as board chairman for nine of those years. Mr. Mougianis was an insurance executive with Nationwide Insurance and his family and his fellow insurance professionals established the scholarship. The recipient must be pursuing an associate degree or certificate and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. A student is not eligible if (s)he has adequate funds from financial aid to cover all tuition, fees and book costs.  

Helen L. And James F. Murray Scholarship

tab contentThis scholarship was established by James F. Murray in loving memory of his wife, Helen Louise Poindexter Murray. The recipient must be a graduate from Steubenville High School and pursuing as associate degree at EGCC. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. The award is for a full- or part-time student.

Naylor Scholarship

This is a scholarship established by Douglas F. Naylor to assist part-time students who have achieved at least 25 credit hours and who are working toward an associate degree. Two recipients are selected. 

Ohio Valley Panhellenic Scholarship

The Ohio Valley Panhellenic Scholarship was established by the Ohio Valley Panhellenic Association. The recipient must be a Jefferson County resident. The scholarship is designed to assist nontraditional, part-time students pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the college. The student must have completed at least six semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher prior to application. 

Kimberly J. Patterson Scholarship

Dr. W. Hunter Vaughan established this scholarship in 2008 to assist local residents who are pursuing a degree or certificate at EGCC. Dr. Vaughan’s intention is to assist students who have overcome overwhelming obstacles in order to enroll at EGCC. His scholarship is named after a former EGCC employee, Kim Patterson, who exemplifies these criteria. This scholarship will be an endowed, restricted fund in which the interest income only shall be distributed for scholarship use. The scholarship amount will be determined each year based on the estimated amount of the interest income. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. 

Project BEST Scholarship

The Project BEST Scholarship Fund was established by the Board of Directors of Project BEST, (Building Efficiency by Striving Together), a construction industry labor-management cooperative committee. Any employee or dependent child of a participating contractor and/or participating construction trade union who plans to enter Eastern Gateway Community College to pursue an associate degree is eligible to apply (“participating” means those contractors and/or construction trade unions participating in contributions made by Project BEST). The scholarship is to be used solely for educational expenses such as tuition, fees, and books. The basic eligibility criteria is determined by Project BEST. 

Senior Citizens

Ohio residents over 60 years of age may enroll for regular credit courses at EGCC and not be required to pay tuition or application fee through EGCC Senior Citizen Scholarship Program. The scholarship does not cover books, supplies, or lab/material/technology fees. Residents may enroll in credit courses on a space available basis provided they meet all course prerequisites. 

Steven E. Strupe Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Steven E. Strupe established this memorial scholarship in 2005. The goal is to assist Buckeye Local School District graduates who exemplify the ideals Steven Strupe represented. The scholarship will be an endowed, restricted in which the interest income only shall be distributed for scholarship use. Applicants must be a candidate for graduation of the Buckeye Local School District or district that incorporates Buckeye Local should a consolidation ever occur in the year the scholarship application is made. The student must have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better at the time the scholarship application is made. The applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at the college. Priority consideration will be given to students planning to enroll in an engineering program.

W. Hunter Vaughan, M.D. Scholarship

Dr. W. Hunter Vaughan established this scholarship in 2007 to assist local residents who are pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. Dr. Vaughan serves on EGCC’s Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee and as the medical director of radiologic services at Trinity Health Systems. The applicant must be a second year Radiologic Technology student in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The recipient will be nominated by the Radiologic Technology faculty members. The recipient must be enrolled on at least a part-time basis (six credit hours or more).